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The Wareham Center CDP(1) had a population of 3,172 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Wareham Center is located at latitude 41.7668 and longitude -70.7261 in Plymouth County. The formal boundaries for the Wareham Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. Plymouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wareham Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Wareham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plymouth County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Wareham Center, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,172 (100%)
Population in Households 3,148 (99.2%)
Population in Families 2,330 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 2,196
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $49,132
Average Household Income $61,636
% of Income for Mortgage4 33%
Per Capita Income $27,134
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 882 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 (34.0%)
Median Home Value $390,426
Average Home Value $421,178
Housing Affordability Index3 66


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.81% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.69%
Families 0.78% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   1.69%

Wareham Center, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wareham Center to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 152 38th
Population Density # 72 71st
Median Household Income # 235 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 18 7th
Per Capita Income # 228 7th
Diversity Index # 86 65th

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